The Mulberry is a hybrid design combining both period Georgian style home features together with a Sussex farmhouse style. The house was completed last year in the village of Ditchling.
The village lies at the foot of the South Downs in East Sussex and is contained within the boundaries of the South Downs National Park. These breathtaking views can be observed from the lead dormers on the 2nd floor.
The external façade benefits from the use of York handmade brickwork laid to a Flemish bond combined with the introduction of clay handmade roof tiles. The Flemish bond brickwork is complimented further by the use of the timber sash windows to create the Georgian Style home theme.
The exposed timber roof rafter feet help to create the Sussex farmhouse style, a requirement by the planners.
Walking into the house you are instantly taken by the sense of space greatly enhanced by the open plan kitchen diner and family room. There are some great combinations of materials: timber and stone floors, brick fireplace and curved hand carved staircase. Upstairs the vaulted ceilings provide a great sense of light and space.
It will no doubt be interesting to revisit the property in years to come to enjoy the sight of the more matured building fully bedded in to it’s surroundings.